Tropical Storm Bertha ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda’

May 27, 2020

The second named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season – which doesn’t officially start until June 1 – has formed, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying that Tropical Storm Bertha is “not a threat to Bermuda,” with its closest point of approach to the island within 72 hours having passed.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

BWS Tropical Storm Bertha May 27 2020

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 830 AM EDT [1230 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Bertha was located near latitude 32.7 North, longitude 79.4 West.

“Bertha is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph [15 km/h] and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. On the forecast track the center of Bertha will move onshore in the warning area in the next few hours and the move inland across eastern and northern South Carolina later today and into west-central North Carolina by tonight.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph [75 km/h] with higher gusts. Bertha is expected to weaken to a tropical depression after moving inland and become a remnant low tonight.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Tropical Storm Bertha May 27 2020

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